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Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories

Series: Geological Society Special Publications

By: BP Kear(Editor), J Lindgren(Editor), JH Hurum(Editor), J Milàn(Editor), V Vajda(Editor)

Geological Society

Hardback | Jun 2016 | #228526 | ISBN-13: 9781862397484
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Scandinavia and its Arctic territories of Svalbard and Greenland represent geographical regions with a long history of Mesozoic palaeontology. However the last few decades have witnessed a surge of new discoveries, especially from the famous Triassic and Late Jurassic Lagerstätten of East Greenland and Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, together with the Late Cretaceous strata of southern Sweden and UNESCO World Heritage locality at Stevns Klint in Denmark; the latter recording one of the most complete terminal Mesozoic rock successions known globally. Collectively, these deposits encompass the spectrum of Mesozoic biotic evolution from the explosive radiation of marine faunas after the Permian-Triassic extinction and seminal specialization of amniotes for life in the sea, to the Late Triassic–Jurassic domination of the land by dinosaurs and Cretaceous development of modern terrestrial floras and marine ecosystems. Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories, authored by leading experts in the field, encapsulates key aspects of the latest research, and will provide a benchmark reference for future investigations into the Scandinavian Mesozoic world.


- Kear, B. P., Lindgren, J., Hurum, J. H., Milàn, J. & Vajda, V. An introduction to the Mesozoic biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic territories
- Ebbestad, J. O. R. Carl Wiman and the foundation of Mesozoic vertebrate palaeontology in Sweden
- Clemmensen, L. B., Milàn, J., Adolfssen, J. S., Estrup, E. J., Frobøse, N., Klein, N., Mateus, O. & Wings, O. The vertebrate-bearing Late Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation of central East Greenland revisited: stratigraphy, palaeoclimate and new palaeontological data
- Hansen, B. B., Milàn, J., Clemmensen, L. B., Adolfssen, J. S., Estrup, E. J., Klein, N., Mateus, O. & Wings, O. Coprolites from the Late Triassic Kap Stewart Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland: morphology, classification and prey inclusions
- Klein, H., Milàn, J., Clemmensen, L. B., Frobøse, N., Mateus, O., Klein, N., Adolfssen, J. S., Estrup, E. J. & Wings, O. Archosaur footprints (cf. Brachychirotherium) with unusual morphology from the Upper Triassic Fleming Fjord Formation (Norian–Rhaetian) of East Greenland
- McLoughlin, S. & Strullu-Derrien, C. Biota and palaeoenvironment of a high middle-latitude Late Triassic peat-forming ecosystem from Hopen, Svalbard archipelago
- Kear, B. P., Poropat, S. F. & Bazzi, M. Late Triassic capitosaurian remains from Svalbard and the palaeobiogeographical context of Scandinavian Arctic temnospondyls
- Vajda, V., Linderson, H. & McLoughlin, S. Disrupted vegetation as a response to Jurassic volcanism in southern Sweden
- Sachs, S., Hornung, J. J., Lierl, H.-J. & Kear, B. P. Plesiosaurian fossils from Baltic glacial erratics: evidence of Early Jurassic marine amniotes from the southwestern margin of Fennoscandia
- Delsett, L. L., Novis, L. K., Roberts, A. J., Koeovoets, M. J., Hammer, Ø., Druckenmiller, P. S. & Hurum, J. H. The Slottsmøya marine reptile Lagerstätte: depositional environments, taphonomy and diagenesis
- Hurum, J. H., Druckenmiller, P. S., Hammer, Ø., Nakrem, H. A. & Olaussen, S. The theropod that wasn’t: an ornithopod tracksite from the Helvetiafjellet Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Boltodden, Svalbard
- Halamski, A. T., Kvacek, J. & Vajda, V. Late Cretaceous (Campanian) leaf and palynoflora from southern Skåne, Sweden
- Poropat, S. F., Einarsson, E., Lindgren, J., Bazzi, M., Lagerstam, C. & Kear, B. P. Late Cretaceous dinosaurian remains from the Kristianstad Basin of southern Sweden
- Einarsson, E., Praszkier, A. & Vajda, V. First evidence of the Cretaceous decapod crustacean Protocallianassa from Sweden
- Siversson, M., Cook, T. D., Cederström, P. & Ryan, H. E. Early Campanian (Late Cretaceous) squatiniform and synechodontiform selachians from the Åsen locality, Kristianstad Basin, Sweden
- Bazzi, M., Einarsson, E. & Kear, B. P. Late Cretaceous (Campanian) actinopterygian fishes from the Kristianstad Basin of southern Sweden
- Sachs, S., Lindgren, J. & Siversson, M. A partial plesiosaurian braincase from the Upper Cretaceous of Sweden
- Rasmussen, J. A. & Sheldon, E. Late Maastrichtian foraminiferal response to sea-level change and organic flux, Central Graben area, Danish North Sea

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